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We are D’ORNANO PARTNERS and protecting our clients’ interests in a diverse and international business environment is what we do.

We are here to assist you in any commercial legal matters with professionalism and accuracy.

We value and protect your business by excellent legal advice wherever you choose to invest. This is why we have gathered around an idea – combining top quality legal service with the diversity of legal backgrounds and local presence. We are here to legally secure your investment and be a reliable partner on that path.

You can find us in France, Hungary, Serbia and Romania. Other locations soon to follow.

Paris
31 rue de Penthièvre
75008 Paris
paris@dornano-partners.com
+33 1 84 88 36 38
Budapest
1051 Budapest,
Széchenyi István tér 7-8.
budapest@dornano-partners.com
+36 1 411 74 00
Bucharest
Rue Aleea Alexandru n° 34,
Secteur 1, Bucarest
bucharest@dornano-partners.com
+40 374 029 625
Belgrade
Resavska 32,
11000 Belgrade
belgrade@dornano-partners.com
+381 11 30 24 900

Ákos Szenczy

Attorney-at-Law

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Ákos Szenczy is a Hungarian qualified attorney who joined our firm in 2018 after having spent five years at two recognised international law firms.

He was involved in dispute resolution matters concerning damages claims and complex financial law and civil law issues. He represented clients in strategic litigations before the highest Hungarian courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

In addition, he has gained significant experience in corporate law and domestic and cross-border real estate and M&A transactions.

Hungarian Bar Association
Budapest Bar Association

Education

Law Degree – summa cum laude, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary, 2013
Diploma in an Introduction to English Law and the Law of the European Union, University of Cambridge, Budapest, Hungary, 2009
Internship Programme – The Office of the Hungarian National Assembly, Budapest, Hungary, 2008-2009

Languages

Hungarian
English
French
German

Budapest

+36 1 411 74 00
szenczy@dornano-partners.com

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Ana Marić

Partner

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Ana Marić has over 15 years of experience in Serbia and the Balkan region, advising clients in M&A and transaction matters in general.

Ana Marić regularly advises on large scale projects – acquisitions, cross border restructurings, JVs, projects with elements of PPP and has developed a strong experience in regulatory matters. Ana Marić was the lead legal advisor on the creation of the first organized power market in Serbia and also advised several international banks and insurance companies in setting up and developing their business activities in Serbia and the region.

She founded Marić, Mališić & Dostanić (MMD) in 2011, after working for PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Gide Loyrette Nouel. Ana Marić is member of the Management Board of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

Serbian Bar Association
Belgrade Bar Association

Education

LLB, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Serbia, 2001

Languages

Serbian
English
French

Paris – Belgrade

+ 33 1 84 88 36 38
maric@dornano-partners.com

Contacts:

Paris – Belgrade

+ 33 1 84 88 36 38
maric@dornano-partners.com

Anna-Mária Veres

Attorney-at-Law

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Anna Maria Veres has almost 15 years of regional experience in M&A, corporate and commercial law, private equity, regulatory and real estate matters, covering a wide range of industry sectors including energy, hotel, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, wholesale and retail.

Anna Maria Veres concentrates her practice on mergers & acquisitions, having assisted clients on the full spectrum of transactions, including complex cross-border M&A transactions, group restructurings, corporate financing projects and major real estate transactions.

Anna Maria Veres started her carrier in 2004 in Romania, and in 2007 joined the Budapest office of a well-known international law firm. Since then she has practiced at a Big Four law firm and at a reputable French law firm based in Budapest, particularly as an M&A, corporate and real estate lawyer.

Romanian Bar Association
Hungarian Bar Association
European Community Counsel, Paris Bar

Education:

Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Budapest, 2005
Babes Bolyai University, Faculty of Law, Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2003
Transnational Law Certificate, University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, 2002
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Law, 2001

Languages

Hungarian
Romanian
English
French
German

Paris

+33 1 84 88 36 38
veres@dornano-partners.com

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Balázs Kutasi

Partner

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Balázs Kutasi has extensive experience in domestic and international litigations. He regularly represents financial institutions and international corporate entities in disputes of strategic importance, such as disputes arising from contracts, damages claims, debt enforcements and bankruptcy/liquidation related matters.

Balázs Kutasi regularly gives employment law related advices to local and international companies, in particular concerning transfer of employees, mass dismissals, collective bargaining agreements and trade unions.

Balázs Kutasi started his carrier in 2008 at the EU Department of the Ministry of Justice of Hungary. From 2010 he was joining Allen&Overy with a focus on M&A transactions and dispute resolution. From 2014 he was successively reinforcing the Budapest office of two well-known French based law firms where he was heavily involved in advising international clients on their litigious matters.

Hungarian Bar Association
Budapest Bar Association

Education

LLM, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2010
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, 2006-7
ELTE Budapest University, 2003-2008

Languages

Hungarian
English
French
German

Budapest

+36 1 411 74 00
kutasi@dornano-partners.com

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Blanka Börzsönyi

Attorney-at-Law

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Blanka Börzsönyi has more than six years of experience in representing clients in different sectors, including projects, pharma, telecommunications and energy. Her real estate and M&A practice allowed her to gain particular insight as to hospitality matters.

Blanka Börzsönyi has assisted clients in cross-border and domestic transactions, inter alia, in various seller and purchaser side due diligence processes, share and asset deals, loan portfolio and business transfers, as well as project and acquisition financing deals.

Prior to joining our firm, Blanka Börzsönyi has worked as an associate at the Budapest office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Hungarian Bar Association
Budapest Bar Association

Education

Phd, Pázmány Péter Catholic University (expected: 2019)
JD, Eötvös Loránd University, 2012

Languages

Hungarian
English
Italian
French

Budapest

+36 1 411 74 00
borzsonyi@dornano-partners.com

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Amaury Chautard

Partner

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Amaury Chautard concentrates his practice on real estate transactions covering each and every aspect of the real estate investment. He is advising French as well as, foreign investors in connection with acquisitions of real estate assets (retail, offices, warehouses, hotels etc.) or real estate companies, construction and development programs and negotiation of leases.

His activities include inter alia, ownership, town planning, construction, leases, environmental licences, real estate complex organisation (condominium, volume divisions etc.), merger and acquisition, joint-venture, project and real estate financing.

Amaury Chautard started his carrier in the Paris office of Linklaters in 2012, working on a regular basis in collaboration with the European offices on the most significant pan-European transactions of the firm.

Paris Bar Association

Education

Master’s Degree, KEDGE Business School, Institut du Management de l’Immobilier et du Patrimoine, 2011
LLM, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Patrimonial and contract laws, 2010

Languages

French
English

Paris

+33 1 84 88 36 38
chautard@dornano-partners.com

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Cristina Gavrilă

Partner

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Cristina Gavrilă has over 11 years of experience in M&A, corporate and commercial law, regulatory, public procurement, finance and real estate matters covering a wide range of industry sectors including energy, automotive, IT&C, retail, pharmaceuticals, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods or insurance.

Cristina Gavrilă concentrates her practice on mergers & acquisitions, having assisted clients on the full spectrum of transactions, including in relation to pre and post deal negotiations, subsequent day-to-day activities or adjacent investments and restructurings.

Cristina Gavrilă started her carrier in 2006 with the Bucharest office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she was heavily involved in advising top French-based clients on their investments in Romania. In 2008, Cristina joined the newly opened Bucharest office of White & Case LLP, where she operated for almost 10 years, particularly as an M&A, corporate and commercial lawyer.

Romanian Bar Association
Bucharest Bar Association

Education

LLM, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Collège Juridique Franco–Roumain d’Etudes Européennes, 2007
LLB, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, Bucharest, Romania, 2006
LLB, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Collège Juridique Franco–Roumain d’Etudes Européennes, 2005

Languages

Romanian
English
French

Bucharest

+40 374 029 625
gavrila@dornano-partners.com

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François d’Ornano

Managing Partner

Experience | Qualification | Contact

François d’Ornano specialises in real estate projects transactions and financing in France and abroad, as well as in commercial lease law, urban planning law and construction law. François d’Ornano has also developed significant experience in foreign infrastructure projects and complex cross-border M&A transactions.

François d’Ornano is responsible for the coordination and the development of the firm’s activities in France and also in Central Eastern Europe, where he has operated for more than twenty years on behalf of numerous French and international investors. François d’Ornano has assisted important operators in the agro food industry, in retail, hospitality and services, construction and health sectors, in their development in this part of Europe and particularly in Hungary, Serbia and Romania.

François d’Ornano has successively managed the Belgrade and the Budapest office of well-known French based Law Firms and is praised by Chambers & Partners Global 2018 for his “great regional knowledge”. He regularly teaches commercial law in the University of Budapest and acts as French Foreign Trade Advisor.

Paris Bar Association
Budapest Bar Association

Education

Postgraduate degree in International Private Law, University of Paris II – Assas (1998)
Graduate degree in Business Law, University of Paris II – Assas (1997)

Languages

French
English
German

Paris

+33 1 84 88 36 38
ornano@dornano-partners.com

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Katalin Nógrádi

Attorney-at-Law

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Katalin Nógrádi is a Hungarian qualified lawyer. Before joining our team, she worked as an associate at recognized Hungarian business law firms and in the banking sector.

She has gained experience in domestic and cross-border real estate, and corporate matters. She has been also involved in various M&A transactions. She also deals with employment, data protection and regulatory matters.

Katalin Nógrádi also represents clients in various corporate litigations as well as in judicial review of administrative decisions.

Hungarian Bar Association
Budapest Bar Association

Education

LL.M. in Labour Law, Eötvös Lóránd University, Faculty of Law (Budapest), 2018
Master 2 in European, International and Comparative Law with the specialization of Central and Eastern Europe, University of Jean Moulin Lyon III, Faculty of Law (Lyon), 2013
Law Degree, University of Szeged, Faculty of Law (Szeged), 2012
Master 1 in European, International and Comparative Law, University of Jean Moulin Lyon III, Faculty of Law (Lyon), 2011
Erasmus, François Rabelais University, Faculty of Law (Tours), 2010

Languages

Hungarian
English
French

Budapest

+36 1 411 74 00
nogradi@dornano-partners.com

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Sára Rideg

Attorney-At-Law

Experience | Qualification | Contact

Sára Rideg has joined us as a trainee lawyer. Sára Rideg concentrates her practice on M&A and real estate transactions.

Education

Law Degree, University of Szeged, 2017
ERASMUS scholarship, Université de Rennes I, 2015

Languages

Hungarian
English
French

Budapest

+ 36 1 411 74 00
rideg@dornano-partners.com

What We Do

Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate

Based on its experience, D’ORNANO PARTNERS has in-depth knowledge of the local and international economic environment and business law.

The team’s services range from day-to-day corporate advisory work to large-scale cross-border sale and purchase transactions of shares and assets in addition to joint venture deals.

The team often works in collaboration with the firm’s other offices and has experience in managing and coordinating complex cases in Central and Eastern Europe.


Real Estate Transactions

D’ORNANO PARTNERS advises in all fields of real estate law including leasing, sale and purchase transactions, due diligence reviews, construction, zoning and litigation.

In this capacity, our team acts on behalf of developers, construction companies, real estate funds and other local or international real estate players.


Banking & Finance

D’ORNANO PARTNERS has a sound knowledge of banking and finance law and advises international and French financial institutions as well as investors and borrowers on national and cross-border transactions.

The team’s expertise covers a broad range of finance-related matters, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance, asset finance, debt restructuring, debt capital markets, derivatives and providing financial regulatory advice.


Competition and EU Law

D’ORNANO PARTNERS assists clients in evaluating and managing risks stemming from national and EU competition laws as well as general and sector-specific regulations.

In addition to providing tailor-made audits and compliance programmes, the Firm can effectively represent clients concerning communication with authorities in charge of the supervision of various regulated markets.

The team is also active advising clients on the compliance of their distribution agreements and networks with the relevant national and EU legislation.


Projects, Energy and Infrastructure

Our lawyers advise clients on energy and infrastructure projects, public-private partnership (PPP), privatisations, environment law and project financing. The team has extensive experience in the coordination of cross-border projects in the energy, infrastructure (motorways, railway network) and water treatment sectors.


Dispute resolution

D’ORNANO PARTNERS represents clients in all types of civil, commercial and administrative litigations. Our expertise includes representation at international dispute resolution forums and in front of arbitration bodies.

The team is often consulted in administrative proceedings concerning public procurement or construction contracts.

We also assist our clients in execution proceedings for recovering debts based on either French or foreign judicial or arbitrational awards.

In addition, the team deals with mediation and helps clients to resolve their legal disputes by out-of court settlement.


Employment Law

We assist clients in all types of employment-related issues that may result from the running of their business.

The related expertise includes: drafting and reviewing individual employment contracts and collective agreements; assisting clients in drawing up various internal policies (bonus, incentive and retirement schemes) and compensation packages; participating in negotiations with employees’ representative bodies during information and consultation procedures; advising on employment-related restructurings, redundancy plans and collective lay-offs; and representing clients in employment-related litigations.


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